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bigtree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-11 12:26 PM
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Twit Romney: God created America to rule the world
Edited on Fri Oct-07-11 12:45 PM by bigtree

__ Leading Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney declared Friday that God created America to lead the world, and accused President Barack Obama of deliberately weakening his nation.

Romney sought to bolster his credentials to serve as commander-in-chief as new polls showed him back at the top of the Republican field and in a tight potential head-to-head matchup with Obama ahead of next year's election.

"God did not create this country to be a nation of followers. America is not destined to be one of several equally balanced global powers," Romney said, in the most important foreign policy speech of the Republican campaign so far.

"America must lead the world, or someone else will," he said, arguing that the globe would be more dangerous absent a prime role for Washington . . .




read: http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5gsQz...
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msongs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-11 12:27 PM
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1. what he really believes is god created mormons to rule the world nt
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Gidney N Cloyd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-11 12:31 PM
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2. Why did God create colonists to wipe out the Native Americans?
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Angry Dragon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-11 12:33 PM
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3. Did he read that in the Mormon Bible??
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HughBeaumont Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-11 12:38 PM
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4. Pushing the "Competition over Cooperation" nonsense, like a good little exceptionalist.
Our destiny was laid out by an omnipotent sky daddy. More faith-based governance.

A wonderful choice to lead America, voters . . . no??

:eyes:
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Le Taz Hot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-11 12:38 PM
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5. Manifest Destiny v. 2.0
:eyes:
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hatrack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-11 12:39 PM
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6. What a steaming pile of verbal shit
Arrogant, stupid, self-righteous and prickish.

And Romney's the "non-crazy" candidate.

:eyes:
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geardaddy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-11 12:40 PM
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7. Suck on it, Mittens.
Edited on Fri Oct-07-11 01:10 PM by geardaddy
If Mittens wins, we'll have another 9/11.

K & R
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hatrack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-11 12:40 PM
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8. Who's un-reccing this? The Oath Keepers' Flying Keyboard Squadron?
Edited on Fri Oct-07-11 12:40 PM by hatrack
Unbelievable.
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nichomachus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-11 01:25 PM
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25. Freepers?
Edited on Fri Oct-07-11 01:27 PM by nichomachus
I think the whole unrec thing is stupid. It allows an opening to troublemakers to just come here and unrec everything they can get their hands on. I've seen very interesting articles -- not trashing anyone -- get unrecced into oblivion. That's smells fishy to me. I can see the Hillary crowd unreccing something not flattering to Hillary and the same for Obama, but when stuff critical of the GOP is unrecced 10 different ways, I smell a rat. Stupid idea.
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A HERETIC I AM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-11 08:27 PM
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53. Who gives a fuck?
Really.

What the fuck difference could it possibly make WHO is unreccing this or any other thread, for crying out loud?

What makes you think this thread is particularly worthy of NOT being unrecced?

Find something else to be outraged about, for fucks sake.

Posts like yours drive me nuts.


And just so you won't ever have to ask such a banal question again, please feel free to assume it is ME.
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Chorophyll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-11 12:40 PM
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9. At this point he'll say anything to be the front-runner.
And since the GOP no longer does "sane," the shit will be piling up thick and fast.
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hatrack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-11 12:56 PM
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10. Kicking some steaming mounds of Romney right to the top . .
In fact, it's almost a Race To The Top, one might say . . .
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-11 12:58 PM
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11. God certainly took a long time getting around to "creating" this country
What was all that history going on prior to the last five hundred years - prologue? And if we're supposed to be running the world, Mitt, I'd have to say we're doing a piss-poor job of it considering our overconsumption (for just one thing).
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nichomachus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-11 01:38 PM
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27. God can be kind of a slacker at times
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snooper2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-11 01:52 PM
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34. He's got seven hundred million trillion prayer requests
and hasn't responded to a single one :rofl:


See what farmville does to ya? :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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Worship Money Donating Member (257 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-11 12:59 PM
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12. Yeah, he's so "sane and moderate", right?
Doesn't matter anyway.

This spineless freak will be the last person leading anyone.
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nichomachus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-11 01:38 PM
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28. Scariest thing -- he's the sanest guy in the GOP field
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-11 06:17 PM
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45. Actually, I'd give that to Huntsman
but he has about as much chance of getting the nomination as I do.
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SammyWinstonJack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-11 01:01 PM
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13. GAWD!
:puke:
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Skidmore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-11 01:01 PM
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14. Today the world, tomorrow the universe...
how do you explain to someone who gets a personal star eventually that the meek will inherit the earth?
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Lyric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-11 01:16 PM
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22. Apparently the earth will be the decrepit old shack
that the meek get to "inherit" once the Magic Underwear Squad all get their celestial star palaces.

:rofl:
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MurrayDelph Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-11 01:01 PM
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15. ...and there goes
the future of International Diplomacy.

With an attitude like that, does it mean that a President Romney would try to reappoint John Bolton?
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ellie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-11 01:06 PM
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16. Goddamn loon.
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Fire Walk With Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-11 01:07 PM
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17. So he has zero problems with Abu Ghraib and other acts of US superiority?
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Shandris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-11 01:14 PM
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21. Really, is this even a question? You KNOW he doesn't!
That might require some humility. You know...that thing that the Biblical Jesus mentions rather often, but modern Christians have turned into a dirty word? :nuke:

Abu Ghraib, Torture, Drone Murder...none of these things matter to them because they don't see them as a problem to begin with. Of course...I'm pretty sure you knew that already, so if I'm just preaching to the choir, forgive me...I JUST got up. :) :hi:
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Fire Walk With Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-11 01:40 PM
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30. Yes, preaching to the choir, but you have to know that it is music to my ears.
:hi:
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hifiguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-11 01:08 PM
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18. Delusions of grandeur
megalomania, a huge steaming pantload, or utter and complete bullshit on stilts? Whatever, Mittens.
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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-11 01:10 PM
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19. Did they ask him about his belief that the garden of eden is located in Missouri?
That should be interesting.

Don
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fishwax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-11 01:11 PM
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20. "God did not create this country to ..."
Um, Mitt--God did not create this country.
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sinkingfeeling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-11 01:20 PM
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23. Who knew that Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Paine, Ben Franklin, etc. were 'god'?
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-11 01:23 PM
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24. You had me at "Twit Romney."
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Ikonoklast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-11 01:36 PM
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26. He's religiously insane.
People who conflate their religtion with government are all loony.
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stevenleser Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-11 01:39 PM
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29. Good luck conducting foreign policy after uttering that gem. nt
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-11 01:41 PM
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31. What a fugging asshole
:puke:
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SomethingFishy Donating Member (552 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-11 01:43 PM
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32. Just got off the iPhone with God....
He says.. and I quote "tell Mitt to shut the fuck up".
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otohara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-11 01:48 PM
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33. Oh God
please stop speaking to these lunatics immediately.

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Cid_B Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-11 01:58 PM
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35. I agree... except for the God made it so part...
Just depends which audience he is trying to reach...
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bigtree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-11 02:16 PM
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37. It should depend on what we're purporting to be leading on
Edited on Fri Oct-07-11 02:17 PM by bigtree
I'd be satisfied to acknowledge the preeminence of other countries in some areas where they excel. But the problem with seeking military dominance is in the motive. If we're actually talking about defenses, then there should be no quarter given to aggressors or those who threaten the nation or our allies.

The recent activity in Iraq and Afghanistan, however, has expended most of the military resources and blood for 'government-building'. Those ambitions foster more of an offensive posture that is reminiscent of empire-building and imperialism that kept nations at odds throughout the Cold War era.

Romney is anxious to start that all up again because he's completely ignorant of history (and a lot else). I'll bet he thinks he's exceptional in pining for it all.
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Cid_B Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-11 03:20 PM
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38. Depends what you want... I like an offensive posture...
I think the US should lead in social, economic and military...
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bigtree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-11 08:17 PM
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52. that can be carried too far
The Bush administration, for example, liked to exploit the notion that the U.S, was losing it's 'military dominance' over potential rivals like China and Iran and needed to adopt a new family of nuclear weapons designed to address new sets of military requirements.

President Bush signed into law a Defense bill in 2004 which included $9 billion in funding for research on a next generation of nuclear weaponry.

"It's an important signal we're sending," then-President Bush remarked at the signing of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2004, "because, you see, the war on terror is different than any war America has ever fought."

Our enemies seek to inflict mass casualties, without fielding mass armies," Bush cautioned. "They hide in the shadows, and they're often hard to strike. The terrorists are cunning and ruthless and dangerous, as the world saw on September the 11th, 2001. Yet these killers are now facing the United States of America, and a great coalition of responsible nations, and this threat to civilization will be defeated."

However, this scattershot offensive was a posture usually reserved for nation-states who initiated or sponsored terrorists. The devastating neighboring effect of a potential nuclear engagement would contaminate innocent millions with the resulting radioactive fallout, and would not deter individuals with no known base of operations. Yet, his administration (inspired by PNAC and a large band of military industrial warriors in his administration), for the first time in our nations history contemplated using nuclear weapons on countries which themselves had no nuclear capability, or posed no nuclear threat.

So, I guess you're right . . . it does depend on what you want.
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pokerfan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-11 02:05 PM
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36. Mitt Romney: America must assert military might
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Friday said that he believes America should be "the strongest nation on earth" and argued for an increase in military spending to ensure that the United States can assert military dominance over other nations.

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-20117309-503544....

Sieg Heil!


We already outspend the entire rest of the world combined in military expenditures and this lunatic thinks we aren't spending or throwing our weight around enough?

Really?
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MrScorpio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-11 04:00 PM
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39. "Amerika ber Alles"? Really?!?
Give me a fucking break.
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Rambis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-11 04:15 PM
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40. Message from Kolob Mittens?
:crazy:
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Cid_B Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-11 05:01 PM
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41. He had one good line...
"Since 1842, every tyrant, petty thug or great power that threatened America learned that if you wanted to take on America, you were taking on The Citadel. Thats a line of heroes thats never broken and never will be"

I may be a bit biased though... ha... I remember when Bush W. spoke there as well. What a clusterfuck that was...
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Tom Ripley Donating Member (418 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-11 06:30 PM
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50. It's not even a real service academy and was founded for the purpose of putting
down slave rebellions.
You and I both know that.
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Cid_B Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-11 06:38 PM
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51. Wow...
Someone have a bad pre-knob weekend or something?
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Tom Ripley Donating Member (418 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-08-11 03:51 PM
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56.  I apologize for my vehemence

it's just that I'm a native-born sandlapper
who doesn't buy into sandlapper myths and legends
:)
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lindysalsagal Donating Member (444 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-11 05:58 PM
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42. From a man who believes that 2 magic gold tablets dug up from an upstate NY
backyard in the 1800's that no one has seen were written by the one true god, and put there by the one true god, so that some other moron would find them and start a wierd cult in Utah.

Oh, this is going to be fun! :popcorn:
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aint_no_life_nowhere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-11 06:04 PM
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43. His magic underwear must be on too tight for the brain in his ass
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-11 06:16 PM
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44. He should have stopped running his mouth after "God did not create this country"
:eyes:
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bouwob2 Donating Member (17 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-11 06:20 PM
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46. so if god is leading the world
does that also make him the antichrist?
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JoePhilly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-11 06:21 PM
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47. Mitt "Manifest Destiny" Romney!!!!!
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RainDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-11 06:23 PM
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48. sounds like his magic underwear is in a wad
more and more - I have come to despise anyone who talks about religion in the public sphere.

if you want to believe in a sky daddy - your choice. we all engage in magical and delusional thinking. it should not be the basis for any governmental decision or policy, however.
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Whisp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-11 06:25 PM
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49. good gawd, and he's the smartest one ...
maybe that god will save us from him and the rest of that vile litter.
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and-justice-for-all Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-11 08:55 PM
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54. News flash, god did not create anything...
PS: FUCK YOU MORON.
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Tom Ripley Donating Member (418 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-08-11 03:49 PM
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55. Edit: replied to wrong post
Edited on Sat Oct-08-11 03:52 PM by Tom Ripley
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